Dog bit my Power Port

Kerry S
Kerry S Member Posts: 606 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
We have a 6 month old Maltese pup. She was on my chest while I was laying down watching TV biting at my pipe lighter thru my shirt pocket. All of a sudden she found another “lump” to bite. She got her jaws around that damn Power Port and bit hard. Talk about hurt. Mine has been a strange journey.

I think they need a warning label for this.


  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942 Member
    Kerry, be sure to tell the
    Kerry, be sure to tell the lab person who accesses your port prior to your next infusion so they can make sure it's okay. A chemo buddy (now deceased) tripped and somehow moved his port so that the tubing was pulled loose. His chemo pumped into the area under the muscle/ skin.

    Guess this was a sign that smoking isn't good for you. ;- D
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Funny but not
    I did have to like a pup to investigate anything new with its mouth.

    I know it could be a serious thing so make sure you give your doc a call if you notice anything 'different' in the area of the port, etc.

    Take care...and get that pup a chew toy which is not attached to you!

  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679 Member
    I had to laugh too. Add this
    I had to laugh too. Add this to the list of things you wish your Dr and nurses had warned you about. I bet that hurt. We also have a puppy, but she's way more interested in my colostomy bag than my port.
    I'm still jealous of your Kabota.
    Take Care